Theology = Study of NOTHING
The Old Myth that Atheism = Immorality
Theism: Incompatible with basic human rights.
Greatest threat to freedom of conscience: religion itself, especially fundamentalist monotheisms.
Atheism, yes! But also, anti-theism.
Anti-theism is not extremist.
It is necessary self-defense.
Secularism requires state institutions free of religious symbols
including those worn by staff.
Freedom of religion is not fundamental.
Freedom of conscience is fundamental & includes freedom OF & FROM religion.
Veiling Young Girls = Child Abuse
as unacceptable as sexual abuse.
It must be forbidden by law.
as untenable as absolute certainty.
Human beings deserve respect.
Ideas and Ideologies do not.
To respect believers:
(1) defend their freedom of conscience;
(2) criticize their beliefs.
(1) & (2) are completely compatible.
Religious indoctrination in Quebec:
“Ethics & Religious Culture”
Indoctrinating schoolchildren in the ideology of communitarianism.
Propaganda tools of Islamofascism:
- Impose the veil wherever possible
- Play the victim: e.g. accusations of “Islamophobia”
- Identity politics: Muslim identity takes priority over citizenship or anything else
Communitarianism (a.k.a. Multiculturalism) is incompatible with secularism.
Canadian Multiculturalism leads to cultural relativism and gives priority to ethno-religious identity over citizenship.
Islamism is a variant of Islam
Radical, political Islam is not a distortion of Islam. Rather, it is a fundamentalist variant and compatible with it.
The far-right exists.
It’s called Islamofascism.
Other far-right movements are of little significance in Canada & Quebec.
To Mistrust Religion = Due Diligence
Extreme Intolerance is Intolerable
Apostasy is a Human Right
“Blasphemy” is NOT a Crime